Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunflower House-by Eve Bunting

One of our most favorite spingtime books is Sunflower House by Eve Bunting.
We didn't make a sunflower house last year, but I was determined to get one planted this year, and this evening, with Daddy's help we got the job done.
We have a nice rectangular planting area this year, thanks Dad!
Kimmy needed to plant three seeds because she is three. She decided that she wanted to plant more after she realized what fun it was to "garden".
We found this wonderful beetle as we got the ground ready for planting. It is a beetle that I am having a hard time identifying (Uncle Steve-can you help us?). It has neat pincers or something like that on it's head. (Usually our beetles are just "plain headed")
"First the farmer sows the seed,
then she stands and takes her ease.
Stamps her foot and claps her hands,
And turns around to view her land"
Farmer Luke working hard.
Mark planting
and digging little holes--YES, he is using a soup spoon to dig with---we are not normally "farmers".
Mark got the ground ready for 2 hills of pie pumpkin seeds. If only we can grow one pumpkin, it will be a great success.
The moon was out while we planted. Maybe that is good luck!!

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Looks like a wonderful planting day. What great little farmers you have!